Keith's SPS cube

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  1. Nemos Janitor

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    Another one of @viper357 persuasions. This tank many may know. It was originally @Ridwaans tank and then Werner's. I acquired it at the beginning of September 2012 and have done extensive changes to the filtration which I will discuss further into the thread.

    This tank was predominantly stocked with SPS when I got it. I was not 100% happy with just SPS so I wanted to include a few other coral types. Especially ones that would provide movement.

    The tank is 1000 x 1000 x 600 and is built of normal 10mm float glass. Total water volume including sump is about 700l the tank is complemented by a white cabinet that contains the filter and all the bells and whistles.

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    Thank you for the interest bud. Will get some PIC's up soon.

    Thank you for tagging Rossi. Sure hope that there are experiences and methods that could be of benefit to you.

    Thank you Sidney. Same for comments to Rossi

    PIC's will be put up. Just give me a chance. But you could always pop over a view.
     
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    I've seen this setup in 'lewende lywe'. It's fantastic. That cabinetry that Ridwaan had made for it is top class.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    So how long does it take to charge those batteries?
     
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    The truth is he still owns a Polaroid camera and can't get the pics on his pc
     
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    Sounds ggreat but you should know proof is in the pics and lot of pics.
     
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    Where are the pics?
     
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    Thank you Rocket.

    Yess your eyes still need the candy sticks.:tt2:
    Well between the IPad and the camera batteries the synchro seems to be out.

    Exactly.

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    Yes I agree. Suppose my fault for delaying the build threads. Got to remember the order in which the pics were took or taken. Better leave the PIC thing for tomorrow.
     
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    LIGHTING

    Lighting is as I bought the tank. It has two Cree LED light fittings and two AI Sole blue LED fittings. Timings are indifferent and I will update this post with the exact photo period in the morning. Issues I have found with the LED fittings is that it is aquid to light evenly with two different types of LED fixtures.
    The AI Soles are fully controllable and the Cree are on/off. This combined with the tank design of the euro bracing being black results in the lights having to be lowered very close to the water surface. This does increase PAR but reduces spread. Anyways more on the lighting and imminent changes later. The pics indicate the tank up until now.

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    FILTRATION

    Himmmm... This will be a long post so I will break it up a little.

    When I originally received the tank it had a number of reactors I was not sure what they were doing. So I just left them in place and monitored the function of each.

    The sump is 1000 x 420 x 420 with three compartments. The first compartment is the return from the Deltec TC 2060 external skimmer and the bypass from the sump circulation and the return from the tank. A very complicated system that I am unhappy about and will change. More on the changes to come later.

    The second compartment contains just LR and all the crabs found in the acros and LR. The last compartment contains the heaters and all the tank measurement probes. The return pump, a xxxxx pump that recirculates the water within the sump, feeds the skimmer and the other filter reactors.

    This water feed line supplies return water to the display, to the GAC reactor, to the two seachem nitrate filter medium reactors to the skimmer
    There is also a RO reservoir that supplies the top off water through a RO Kalk stirrer.
    Calcium and alk are added via the Aquatronica three way dosing pumps. Tropic marine three part calcium is used to maintain KH and ca in balance.

    The tank came with a Hailea 500 chiller but was never installed due to the cool efficient nature of the LED lights. However two computer fans were jimmied and programmed to blow over the sump to maintain temps within 0.02c. More on that later.

    A denitrator was added to keep the nitrates controllable. A Deltec NPF512 was chosen and is controlled automatically by the Aquatronica. Will discuss this a little later and why it was installed.


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    The skimmer a Deltec TC2060 doing what good skimmers do.

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    The Deltec NPF512 denitrator.

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    The 32ml hour deltec peri pump that pulls water through the RO kalk stirrer.

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    The 1ml hour deltec peri pump that feeds the vodka to the denitrator.

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    One of the two 32ml deltec peri pumps that pull water through the denitrator.

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    The 3 part calcium mix that is dosed by the 3 way Aquatronica dosing pump.

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    Definitely tagging along for the ride...

    Where's them pics at!!?? :whistling::p

    Not just for the enjoyment of the pics which is taking soooooo long to come, but for your detailed description of the workings of your setup!!! Been craving a thread like this for a while now... Not just, hey, I got a new.. But the actual explanation behind it all.

    Thanks for sharing some of your successes NJ!!
     
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    CIRCULATION

    Apart from the unknown amount of return flow from the return pump there are two Tunze 6??? Think they are the 20000l jobs but will confirm. The Tunze flow pumps are controlled by a 7095 controller set on intermediate 1. The flow strength I will confirm later when, if I bend down I don't take a dive into the sump.:1:

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